Long march will be a success: Bilawal Bhutto

Staff Writer

Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said this week that the party’s long march on February 27 will be a success.

Last month, the PPP had said the anti-government long march from Karachi to Islamabad would take place on February 27, with Bilawal demanding immediate and transparent elections in the country.

Bilawal had said that the nation wanted to get rid of the “selected” government and a transparent election is the only solution.

He said PPP “always” acts for the betterment of the Parliament and democracy in the country, as he shared that the party would opt for a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and not besiege the Parliament.

Bilawal said he believed that an extreme step from political parties against the government could lead to a crisis in Pakistan. “In our agreement with the PDM, a no-confidence motion was the last option.”

“We will not hold prolonged sit-ins and attack the institutions; we will conduct political business in the Parliament. If we wish to remove the government, then we will do it in line with the Constitution.”

Taking a jibe at PML-N, he said if the party has the support of 34 members of the National Assembly from PTI, then it should bring a motion of confidence against the premier.

Speaking about the Leader of the Opposition in Senate Yousaf Raza Gillani, Bilawal said he has complete confidence in him. “Ever since the long march was announced, some elements have been trying to tarnish our image.”